Tag Archives: Friends and Family of Addicts

Managing Your Addiction One Notification at a Time

Woman on Phone It was a normal Wednesday evening. I just pulled into the driveway after a long day at the office, came into the home, and greeted the children one by one. Michelle and I hung out in the kitchen before dinner. As we began catching up on the day, we hit a relational blockade that was [...]
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Rebuilding, One Relationship at a Time

Couple in relationship on bike “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time” -Creighton Abrams One activity that is imperative (and good recovery operations know this, understand this and apply this) is doing the work of “relational amends” after an addiction has plagued an individual (and that surrounding individuals’ community) over a series of days, weeks, months [...]
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The Cost of Neonatal Abstinence on Healthcare

Child crawling The Journal of Addiction Medicine suggests that the cost of treatment for babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has increased dramatically [1]. NAS is when a baby is born with opioids in their system and they are suffering from complications due to withdrawal of opioids [1, 2]. In an analysis between 2008-2011, 160 opioid [...]
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